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#SPECIAL NEEDS

Guest post by Kelly Stone. World Down Syndrome Day is March 21 each year (3/21). That date was chosen because people with Down syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome. Although…


Let's face it, in addition to being a joyous holiday season, Christmas can be extremely stressful for everyone. When you have a child with special needs it can be even more challenging, especially…


Sometimes a nugget of wisdom punches you in the gut and completely changes your perspective. For me, it was reading a wise mother’s realization that her child – in the throes of an epic meltdown…


Visit the Special Needs Section of Homeschool.com Special Needs Students - The Advantages of Homeschooling While every child is special and has specific needs, some students learn differently…


Are you homeschooling a child with autism? Autism has received a lot of media attention in recent years. Experts have come about with theories on what causes autism and how autistic individuals…


Do you wonder why you frequently have to explain directions, a task, or a lesson over and over and over again? Do you wonder why it takes your students a long time to complete their work? There…


  Is your child struggling to read, spell, or write? Is he or she having trouble with math as well? Such struggles could be early indicators that your child is suffering from dyslexia,…


  Although we have come a long way since the days of educational segregation, it still goes without saying that we humans tend to shun that which is different from the norm. When it comes…


MAY 13, 2015

Rethinking Labels

    RETHINKING HOW OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM LABELS UNIQUE CHILDREN This is a guest blog post written by Carreen Schroeder. I formally entered the professional realm of education…


  “The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigour, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric,…